Directors and Associates
Jonathon Reynolds has been focused on education and sustainability in many forms for decades. From running a renovation and restoration company focused on green energy integration in the 1980’s to consulting and teaching about alternative energy implementation, sustainability has always been important. During his time as a guide he discovered the joy of teaching and education both in and out of a classroom. As a guide, author, writer, consultant, lecturer and business owner in the travel industry, he has always enjoyed the challenges and successes of communicating across cultures. He brings to ISEF the experience of living in over 10 countries and travelling to over 60. Communication, no matter what the language has always been a driving force for him in his work around the world.
Erica Crawford is a community and regional planner specializing in community resilience, climate change adaptation, flood management and agriculture. Erica played a lead role in producing the first regional agriculture adaptation strategies in BC, was a lead author of the BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk and Opportunity Assessment, and was a contributing author to the Canadian Communities Guidebook for Adaptation to Climate Change. An accomplished facilitator and process designer, Erica combines a deep understanding of institutional, organizational and behavioural dynamics with focused knowledge of climate change impacts & adaptation, policy and community planning. Her approach aims for enhanced capacity, relevance and impact. Erica is a co-founder of the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver and was Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University in the Masters Program in Disaster and Emergency Management.
Jason Morris-Jung is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore. He completed a PhD in environmental studies at the University of California – Berkeley, where he examined how a massive and controversial resource extraction project generated unprecedented widespread political opposition to Vietnam’s long-standing authoritarian regime. Morris-Jung has also worked for many years in the rural and remote highland areas of Southeast Asia in biodiversity conservation and rural development. His current research interests focus on the new politics of Chinese resource extraction in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and emerging political cultures and public intellectuals in Vietnam. Jason is a former Trudeau Scholar, SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship recipient, and UC Berkeley Fellow, and holds a Master of Social Work from McGill and Bachelors in English from UBC. He has written about poverty reduction community planning, poverty reduction and protected areas, non-timber forest product livelihood opportunities, and “voluntary” resettlement. His community experience includes work with youth in crisis, using First Nations’ model for community healing at a home for aboriginal offenders, and child and youth welfare services. Jason grew up grew up in the Whistler-Pemberton area of BC, speaks several languages, and has lived in seven different countries on three continents.